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richard vanecko the nephew of former mayor richard daley appears in court today on charges of involuntary manslaughter. good afternoon. i'm robert jordan in today for steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's randi belisimo is live at the criminal courts building with our top story. he was here for a total of about one hour and 15 minutes. he'll be back here at the same time next monday after attorneys have time to decide if they will be seeking a new judge.
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reporters waited in the security line. the is a process done in open court. he said he would not voluntarily take himself out of the case. >> but we're having some technical difficulties.
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phil latest on that investigation. neighbors say they heard multiple gunshots and saw the officer had a child with him on this happened. the officers 34 years old. hours after the office server shock to the area between two apartment buildings was still blocked off. >> never know. this neighborhood is real nice. many police officers and firefighters live, one retired officer says he is not surprising given the state of the economy. someone
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approached the officer as he was about to take the child out of the car seat. >> he is not positive but he believes he may have hit the offender. his life is here. i met with his mother. he is a couple of children. a couple of relatives who are here. we're taking care of the family. the officer is in stable condition. his left wrist is broken. the chest wound is a superficial wound.
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a man accused of sexually assaulting and robbing a woman in the uptown neighborhood is expected to appear in court today for a bond hearing. 32-year-old jason gurneau is accused of attacking the woman early yesterday outside her apartment building on north sheridan road. >> i heard a woman yelling for help. i call the police once i realized what was going on. police arrested gurneau as he tried to get away on a bicycle. he's charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault aggravated battery, and resisting a police officer.
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in the three year-old was found guilty of the murder of a seven year-old girl. she is subducted from a street corner in the town of sycamore. the murder remains unsolved. a relative convinced police to reopen that investigation. a hearing on the three sudanese mooseheart high school basketball players is on this afternoon in downstate bloomington. the batavia school will fight a ruling from the "illinois high school association" that disqualified the athletes. the association found mooseheart unfairly recruited the students, based on their athletic ability. "mooseheart" takes children from dangerous environments and gives
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them housing and education. the school says its scholarships had nothing to do with athletics. charges have been filed against the former mayor's nephew. >> he pleaded not guilty and is able to leave the building. he was here for about one hour. he will be back here at the same time next monday after it attorneys decide whether they will be seeking a new judge. the nephew deprived at 26 and california just after 9:00. accompanied by three attorneys and no family members. he did not answer any questions from reporters. he waited in the security line. he was randomly assigned to judge arthur hill. across as done in open court. he pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter. he said he would not voluntarily recuse himself from the case.
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the judge was also appointed to the board when daly was mayor. he came back to serve as chief deputy state attorney. despite all of that the judge says he can be fair and impartial. he wants to give them time to consider. in 2004 as a drunken brawl resulted in a death of a man. the 21 year-old was the aggressor and in close the case. special prosecutor noted that he always david by about 100 lbs.. if convicted he faces anywhere from probation to five years in prison.
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after 75 years, saint gregory the great high school on the north side is closing its doors. according to the school's website: this year will be saint gregory's last. the school says lack of chicago is poised to break an 18-year-old record today, for the amount of snow that hasn't fallen. so far this year, there have been 280 days without snow accumulation. the number of snowless days ties the record set in 1994. if no snow falls today, chicago will set a new record. there have been traces of snowfall in suburban areas, but not enough to be considered "measurable" snow. tom skilling will have more in his full forecast. next at noon. president obama hits the road to talk taxes to union workers. after holding a private meeting with the speaker of the house. investigators are looking into the cause of a plane crash that killed a popular mexican- american singer. and the d-j's behind a prank call to the hospital treating kate middleton are speaking out for the first time.
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for its limitations on unions. yesterday, president obama met with house speaker john boehner at the white house to discuss how to resolve the fiscal cliff. few details were released about the meeting. if lawmakers fail to strike a deal before the end of the year automatic tax increases and spending cuts will go into effect. the one-on-one meeting was the first between the two leaders since election day. a member of the dallas cowboys is out on bond, after being charged in a crash deadly crash that killed a teammate over the weekend. defensive lineman josh brent was released on half a million dollars bond yesterday. authorities say he was speeding on saturday, when he hit a curb. the vehicle then flipped over
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and caught fire. cowboys linebacker jerry brown was killed. brent is charged with intoxication manslaughter. brent and brown formed a lasting friendship when they played together at the university of illinois. back in 2-thousand-9, brent also served a 60 day sentence for a d-u-i in champaign. investigators are looking into the cause of a plane crash that killed a mexican-american singer in northern mexico. jenni rivera and at least four- others were killed when their jet crased into a mountainous area, just minutes after take- off yesterday morning. rivera was known for singing traditional mexican ballads. she was also a judge on a reality-singing show in in mexico. rivera's make-up artist publicist and two pilots were on also on board the plane. officials say the plane was built in 19-69 and had malfunctioned once before in 2- thousand-5. jenni rivera was 42 years old. two australian radio d-j's could face criminal charges over a prank call targeting kate middleton and a woman's apparent suicide. the d-j's impersonated queen elizabeth and prince charles during their radio show last
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tuesday. they called the hospital where middleton was being treated for severe morning sickness. police in london say the nurse who transferred the call apparently took her own life days later. the radio show was taken off the air and the d-j's say they regret what happened. we assumed that we were going to get told off. the d-j's could face charges for breaking laws that ban recording conversations without the person's consent. venezuelan president hugo chavez is now in cuba for cancer treatment. chavez arrived today after announcing late saturday that his cancer had returned. he has spoken publicly about his battle with cancer in recent years , but has never revealed what type he has. chavez had declared himself cancer-free in july, but said last week doctors detected malignant cells. chavez has said if his health worsens, his vice president should replace him. next, shipping 200 packages a second. fed ex kicks into high gear for
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what could be the busiest day in the company's history. and, later in sports the bears struggle without brian urlacher in minnesota and struggle to hold on to a playoff spot. and in lunchbreak, we are dressing up a pan-roasted fish recipe with some winter vegetables. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] jill and her mouth have lived a great life. but she has some dental issues she's not happy about. so i introduced
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company's biggest day of the year. possibly the busiest day of the year. they will move a record 19 million packages today along. they're holding a today high-level policy meeting starting tomorrow. their aim is to keep borrowing for consumers and businesses hoping their first big purchases of homes and vehicles. stocks are trading how your across the board right now. investors are watching for the latest developments and budget negotiations. good news for drivers as gas prices continue to fall. aaa says the national average is $3.44. it is still a nickel a gallon ahead of what we were paying last year. later in the medical watch- why knee replacement surgery is being linked to weight gain. but first
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a dire warning about how much money is needed to avoid a massive-meltdown of the city's transit systems. for the past 3 years, lance lipinsky has been wowing audiences with the role of jerry lee lewis in the hit tony award winning musical million dollar quartet. tonight you can catch him in his first chicago performance with his new band "the lovers."
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c-t-a, metra and pace ridership is up, but several key improvement projects remain on hold due to insufficient funding. this- according to a new transit study being released today by depaul university. wgn's marcella raymond is live at depaul university with details. marcella?
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nearly two-thirds of all people who work downtown get there by train or bus. writer ship is definitely up. the study covers the three. $2 billion a year is needed to keep the system viable. it would have a negative impact on chicagos global identity. this system is old and unreliable. >> we cease lauzon is cropping up again. the electrical systems are a constant problem for the system. they cannot be fixed with patchwork solutions.
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they have to keep a longer-term view of the ability of the state of illinois to grow their way out of the economic woes. it will be up to state lawmakers to find the improvement project. any sign of snow today? tom skilling has your full forecast! that was me... the day i learned i had to start insulin for my type 2 diabetes. me... thinking my only option was the vial and syringe dad used. and me...
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a winter storm forced officials in south dakota to close several interstates yesterday. the storm then moved east. dumping more than 17-inches of snow on a little town in southern minnesota. state police report more than 3-hundreds accidents due to the weather. officials now say they're dealing with high winds and drifting snow. the storm brought the house brand. a very active pattern here. these disturbances will come through from time to time. the next one is due later in the week. putting us near the reins . we are going to have to watch each one of those. it has been
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an astounding month. 10.7 degrees milder than last year. last year we were to shaking our heads and co mild it was. clubs are beginning to come in the area. here's a satellite view of said system. here's a band of heavy snow. look at some of the totals. you get the feel for the period and bomb up with a little more than 4 in.. here's a camera
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up in minnesota. look at that pile of snow right there. snow is very reflective. temperatures as low as 17 below on the thermometer. just north of us. in our region we have rain and a little mixed snow. nothing of substance here in chicago. to win cuss around 30 mi. per hour from harvard. all of clouds. and
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we're going to see bits of some of today. here uc our models forecast. we are up to early morning tomorrow. the temperatures have plunged. the shot of cool air will be short- lived. a little closer look at the temperatures. there is a little plunge of cool air. it looks like the bulk of the week will be spent in rather moderate cool air. water temperature at
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43. the increase in slow cover over the weekend. the whole upper middle west is covered in snow. the previous record had been 280 days. 31.9% of the country covered in snow. 90 percent of our small. plenty of time to make up in the snow apartment. low pressure developing out west. if you look at the jet stream here. this is the reason we're not turning
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terribly cold. all of that cold air is bottled up there. this is energy. he can see how the coldest air stays up north. the storm and move right along the boundary. it would bring us some snow. temperatures in the 30's today. going back to the '40's during the day tomorrow. nothing terribly barberry clucking about the chill. watched this thing.
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this is saturday afternoon. let me show you one more model. by tuesday next week. looking at the wind. there would be towards tuesday of next week. there's a very active pattern here. he will keep you posted on how things are developing. mostly cloudy today and some flurries. nothing expecting to accumulate a 10th of an inch or more. i'd 34. the gun to a string of 43
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days. not the kind of whether the kit you thinking about a white christmas or snow. if we do not break that record weak and may go ahead and break the other record. we will already have broken the record for the most amount of days without measurable rain. this is a crazy weather regime. time for today's
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time for sports. the bears injured defense could not contain adrian peterson, while jay cutler was knocked out of a crucial, division game.
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the bears were without brian urlacher in minnesota. first play of the game peterson broke a few tackles to go 51 yards and set up one of his two touchdowns. he had 154 yards. bears down in the third when cutler overthrew brandon marshall. harrison smith intercepted and returned it 54 yards for a touchdown. then in the fourth. cutler was hit hard behind the line of scrimmage. he finished the drive but left the game with neck stiffness. he should be o-k, but the bears lost 21-14 their fourth loss in five games. it is going to dictate what happens with us. we're still in position to accomplish all of
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our goals that we said. the packers hosted the last- place lions last night. the packers were down 14- nothing at one point, but in the third, aaron rodgers escaped the pocket and ran 27 yards for a go-ahead touchdown. it was tied at 17 in the fourth when dujuan harris went 14 yards up the middle for a score. the packers won 27-20, and they can clinch the division with a win here in chicago next week. here's a look at the n-f-c playoff picture. the bears, giants and seahawks are all eight- and- five, but the bears are in sixth place
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due to tie-breakers. they are only one game ahead of washington, dallas, and minnesota, but they do have the easiest remaining schedule against green bay, arizona and detroit. college ball all clear for take- off as depaul plays uw- milwaukee. in the first brandon yound brings it up and drives the lane for a lay up. he had 13. they led by 18 at halftime. 2nd half, cleveland melvin to donovan kirk, who scored a career-high 14. depaul wins 84-50, now 6-and-3. that's a look at sports. you're live illinois lottery drawing is next. winning pick 3 numbers. 5,3,5
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in medical watch. the benefits of iron supplements for underweight babies. babies are considered "low birth weight" when they're born weighing five and a half pounds
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or less. they're at risk for behavioral problems and iron deficiency but a new study suggests, giving underweight babies iron supplements may reduce their risk of behavioral problems later on. swedish researchers followed a group of low birth weight infants who were randomly assigned to receive a daily dose of iron, or a placebo. when they reached the age of three.. the babies who did not receive iron supplements were four and a half times more likely to show signs of behavioral problems. a new study finds getting a knee replacement can raise a person's risk of gaining weight. 30 percent of the knee replacement patients in the study gained five percent of more of their body weight in the five years following surgery. part of the explanation could be the age at which patients get knee replacements.. most are in their 50's and 60's, when they tend to gain weight anyway. the researchers also say people who've spent years adapting to knee pain by taking it easy, don't automatically change their habits when the pain is reduced.
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lunchbreak is next. we are making a fish dish with
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hurry? try 2 hour express whitestrips just in time for a white holiday. in today's lunchbreak executive chef dan marquis from quay restaurant. cleared out about 20 a.. it took about three years to get everything up and running to
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make sense to me. we know that when we are coming to the restaurant that everything is fresh and homemade. we are going to make some fish and use some of the is a barack. we grow three different varieties. a little bit of olive oil and a little bit of butter. this will go straight into the oven.
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tackle's right into the pan nice and hot. >> to might splatter a little bit. >> just a little bit of seasoning. this goes right into the oven. as this is all cooking, obviously you want to start that squash. did that earlier because it takes a long time. that is going to go into the oven. there will take probably a good five-six minutes at 400 degrees. once that goes and, i already have won it in the of an already. i just pull
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that one out and give it a little bit of a seer. of little bit of vegetable stock. but the cook. our fish is coming up. all we do is just flip it over. ia ctually cuit thist this yesterday. >>look at that. that is the cooked version. >>what we have here, we grow a
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lot of different types of micro greens. they have a ton of flavor. when we design our menu. >>about ready to plate this up. >>put this right down on the plate. >>i tried it at home, it never works for me. we will bring that
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off and put that right on there. >> quay restaurant is located at 465 east illinois in chicago. their 5-dollar happy hour menu is monday - friday 4 pm to 6:30 pm.
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[ male announcer ] most people tend to think more about how they brush than what they brush with. until i show them this. the oral-b pro-health clinical brush. its pro-flex sides adjust to teeth and gums for a better clean. the pro-health clinical brush from oral-b. time now for the answer to today's trivia question... we asked: on this is day in 1931, which american woman became a co-recipient of the nobel peace prize? a. marie curie. b. jane addams. c. pearl buck. the answer: b. jane addams. she was the first american woman to win the prize. >>we have cool air in the center of the country. 35 in chicago. single digit temperatures west
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of us. we're going to stay in a moderate brand of cooler air over the next couple of days. the leica fact going into indiana and michigan the sun is out. temperatures are in the mid 30's. desert temperatures forecast for the next couple of days. but there's a morning low temperatures are only in the thirties around here. those to
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other systems of the west coast that is our next chance of precipitation. it is close enough that it would affect part of the south. this is the more interesting system. that is a system to watch. tuesday next week. we've had a couple of false alarms.
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